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No. It's for manually entering your own translations, but we do intend to be integrating some automatic translation services into the plugin soon.
All Loco Translate does is manage your translation process and organize your files, it does not run when people are visiting your site.
The extraction process looks for WordPress translation functions with string literal arguments, such as
Using your own custom functions like
myTranslate('Foo') won't work. Neither will using variables, such as
__( $foo ).
If you’re not familiar with the Gettext workflow and don’t plan to distribute your plugin then you might want to work without a POT file.
There are some good reasons to maintain a POT file, but Loco Translate doesn’t require it and can sync your translations directly with your source code.
To save PO files directly to your site some files and directories must be writable by the web server. If you're unsure how to manage file permissions on your server, ask your system administrator or hosting provider.
If writable directories pose a security risk then restrict translation to a development server. The file permissions are only required for editing translations and not related to viewing them.
Every time you save a PO file Loco Translate tries to compile a MO file in the same location. As above, ensure that the web server is able to write to disk, otherwise MO compilation will fail.
This error means something has gone unexpectedly wrong on your server. See this extended FAQ for some tips on what to do.
You can access the interface on Windows using Internet Explorer, but version 9 or above is recommended.
Loco Translate does not support Windows versions of PHP, so if your server has a Windows operating system the plugin may not work properly.
In most cases it does, but Loco Translate is not a standalone application - it runs on your server and extraneous factors occasionally cause problems. If the plugin is unable to handle a particular situation automatically then you might have to intervene, and there isn’t always a non-technical solution to a technical problem.
If you think there is a problem with Loco Translate you can open a support ticket and provide as much relevant detail as possible.
If you have a suggestion on how to improve the experience of using Loco Translate then please get in touch.
Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.3
Last Updated: 2015-2-12
Active Installs: 30,000+
12 of 29 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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